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Ratter51 11-08-2018 20:20

Hi, well I figure at the moment if I can eat what I like and keep it mild...why not? I will take the once a day 500mg pill and enjoy my foods. Win win for now.
Win meaning eat what I want and win the Diabetes is very mild and Metformin keeping it mild. So it’s a double win.....hence win win.

hftmrock 11-08-2018 20:34

Unfortunately , it doesn’t work that way... it won’t be mild (it’s what got you in this situation in the first place )... it will get worse, then you’ll be on more metformin to keep it ‘mild’, then you’ll need another medication on top of the metformin to keep it ‘mild’ and then eventually you will need insulin to keep it ‘mild’ and unfortunately it won’t stop ...

Diabetes without changing your diet is progressive . The medication will only slow the progression a little bit

Good luck with all of your choices my friend

Ratter51 11-09-2018 21:24

I understand it takes years to progress. But my Doctor will watch it.
Admitting I have diabetes is a big step for me. On my Metformin bottle, it says something about a brecalet but that’s for people with type 1 or advanced type 2, correct?

itissteve 11-09-2018 22:19

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312545)
On my Metformin bottle, it says something about a brecalet but thatís for people with type 1 or advanced type 2, correct?

Diabetes is complicated: insulin levels in the blood vary based on what foods you eat, medications you take, exercise levels, the time of day, how much insulin your own body still can produce (and whether it just can't supply enough or it can supply enough but "overshoots the runway" and produces too much), whether you are well or sick, etc. Not enough insulin leaves glucose in the bloodstream that damages organs. Too much insulin can cause hypoglycemic episodes, and, if those are severe enough, you can pass out -- or worse. This can happen quite suddenly -- and, worse, some people don't experience or are not aware of the symptoms, so they can't feel them and bring up their blood glucose by themselves before it's too late.

The bracelet (necklace, whatever) is there in case you don't recognize or cannot respond to the symptoms quickly enough to increase your blood glucose levels yourself and someone finds you out cold on the floor. It's also useful, in the event of a car accident or the like, for medical professionals to know you have diabetes and are taking medication for it. People with Type 1 and advanced Type 2 diabetes are more susceptible to hypoglycemic episodes, yes, but any person with diabetes could have them.

Since you're taking only Metformin, the risk of going hypo is quote low. However, as with any medications you take, interactions between drugs can result in unexpected effects. Your doctor should be monitoring these potential interactions and letting you know they exist, but it's always good to know yourself that medications can interact, sometimes in a bad way.

I hope that helps you decide whether you should get a medical-alert bracelet/necklace/whatever.

Ratter51 11-09-2018 23:18

Thanks for the info. Maybe down the road.

Ratter51 11-10-2018 18:07

Let me ask you a question, if I go another Dr for whatever reason, they always ask direct or on a form, Do you have diabetes? Beings I have MILD diabetes, does it hurt to say no or not list the Metfirmin? A dentist asked before he pulled a tooth if I had diabetes and I said no. Thanks

hftmrock 11-10-2018 18:14

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312555)
Let me ask you a question, if I go another Dr for whatever reason, they always ask direct or on a form, Do you have diabetes? Beings I have MILD diabetes, does it hurt to say no or not list the Metfirmin? A dentist asked before he pulled a tooth if I had diabetes and I said no. Thanks

does it hurt? the simple answer is yes

they ask that question for a reason. The medication they use might interact badly with the medication you take. Maybe the medication they use can spike or drop your blood sugar and hurt you.

they ask for a reason. you should be honest. what benefit do you have for lying?

itissteve 11-10-2018 19:00

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312555)
they always ask direct or on a form, Do you have diabetes? Beings I have MILD diabetes, does it hurt to say no or not list the Metfirmin?

You should tell them. As hftmrock pointed out, interactions with medications or drugs they give you can cause serious issues, even with mild diabetes or just Metformin.

I know it's taken some time to admit to yourself you have diabetes (you are not alone; many of us took a while to admit it to ourselves) but your diagnosis has been part of your medical record since your doctor told you that you have it. It really does not benefit you in any way to hide the fact from other medical staff since their not knowing could cause you a lot of damage. They'll find out eventually anyway. Why risk the complications?

etherea 11-10-2018 23:46

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312555)
Let me ask you a question, if I go another Dr for whatever reason, they always ask direct or on a form, Do you have diabetes? Beings I have MILD diabetes, does it hurt to say no or not list the Metfirmin? A dentist asked before he pulled a tooth if I had diabetes and I said no. Thanks

Metformin taken with contrast dye for a CAT scan can cause kidney damage--don't risk interactions!

Ratter51 11-11-2018 00:27

Just so happens I did mention mild diabetes to the ER and MRI place. Now I know why both results said no contrast. I never knew that. I most certainly will inform any doctors in the future, thanks. I know zero about this diabetes stuff.


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